I am thilled that my chemo is over. I had stage 1c OC that was removed during surgery and had 6 taxol/carbo treatments. I was able to maintain my weight during treatments because I would lose weight during the week of chemo, but gain it back the weeks following. Now that chemo is over, I have gained about 7 lbs. I am 2-3 sizes bigger (went from a size 6/8 to a 10, which is sometimes tight). The weight gain is primarily in my breasts and stomach (always my trouble spots - before and after cancer). My question is, has anyone else experienced weight gain AFTER chemo? I am wondering if it's water weight gain. Also, I have a pain near my right shoulder blade and I read somewhere that the steroids they give before each chemo may cause fat deposits there. What is going on with my body? I think the surgery also has something to do with the larger belly.
In closing, I have to say that I am extremely grateful for catching the cancer early and I know that I shouldn't complain about the weight or anything else. It's just really uncomfortable to have blown up.